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遗失的访谈

碰撞的团队与顶尖人才的自尊

Steve Jobs这个“遗失的访谈”里除了他早年的际遇是我们没法复制的,但关于团队和人的想法,是朴素而普世的道理:

无论开始时有多少绝妙的主意,我一直觉得团队的合作就像是……我小时候,街上住着一位独居老人。他大概80岁,看上去凶巴巴的。我算是认识他,觉得他可能会想雇我修剪一下他的草坪。有一天他说“到我车库来,我给你看点东西。”他拖出一台布满灰尘的磨石机。一边是马达,一边是研磨罐,用皮带连着。他说“跟我来”,我们到屋后捡了些很普通的石头。我们把手头倒进研磨罐,加上溶剂和沙砾。他盖好盖子,开动电机,对我说“明天再来”。磨石机开始研磨石头,第二天我又去史蒂夫·乔布斯了。我们打开罐子,看到了打磨得异常圆润美丽的石头。看上去普普通通的石头就像这样互相摩擦着,互相碰撞,发出噪声,最终变成了光滑美丽的石头。我一直用这件事比喻竭尽全力工作的团队。正是通过团队合作,通过这些精英的相互碰撞,通过辩论、对抗、争吵、合作、相互打磨,磨砺彼此的想法,才能创造出美丽的“石头”。

So we had a lot of great ideas when we started, but what I always felt that a team of people doing something that’s really believing is like…when I was a young kid, there was a widowed man lived up the street. And he was in his eighties; he was a little scary looking. And I got to know him a little bit…I think he migh pay me for cutting mow his lawn or something… One day he said “come along to my garage, I want to show you something.” And he pulled out his dusty old rock tumbler, that was a motor and a coffee can and a little band between them, and he said “come out with me”, we went out to the back, and we got some just rocks, some regular old ugly rocks, and we put them in the can with a little bit of liquid and a little bit of grits powder, and we closed the can up and he turned this motor on, and he said, “come back tomorrow.” And this can was making rack of his stones, and I came back the next day, and we opened the can, and we took out these amazingly beautiful polished rocks, err…the same common stones that go in through rubbing against each other like this, creating a little bit of friction, creating a little bit of noise, had some out these beautiful polished rocks.

And that’s always been in my mind that, my metaphor for a team working really hard on something they’re passionate about. It’s that through the team, through that group of incredibly talented people bumping up against each other, having arguments, having fights sometimes, making some noise, and working together they polish each other, and they polish the ideas, and what comes out are these beautiful stones.

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